Adventures in Homebrewing is offering 15.5-gallon “Keggles” for an incredible price of just $99!! These keggles normally sell for $169, but they are on sale at the moment. They include a welded stainless steel coupling for adding a ball valve, with no worry of leaks. The top has been removed, and you can add an optional ball valve and/or lid if you choose. These will make excellent HLT’s, mash tuns, or brew kettles. Continue reading
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No gray area here… I think bottling via the traditional methods is one of the most irritating, time consuming, patience-testing processes in the entire brewing world. Not only that, but if you just want to give your friend/brother/cousin/cat a small sample of your beer, you’re obligated to open a whole bottle. Cross your fingers, pop the cap, and pray the bottle isn’t a gusher. NO.THANKS!!
So, why would I advocate bottling at all? Maybe you want to enter a competition which requires bottles, or you would like to take a home brew six-pack for your next tailgate. You could also bottle some of your famous imperial stout to do a vertical tasting with future years’ versions. Bottles can even make unique gifts. Bottling does have its merits, but if all of your beer is in kegs, how can you get it into bottles without causing oxidation, losing the proper carbonation level, or using an expensive beer gun? I’m glad you asked! Follow along… Continue reading
If you have a kegerator or keezer, you likely started out with boring black plastic handles. These standard plastic handles are inexpensive and easy to find, which is why most brewers buy them initially. What if I told you that for even less money, you could build a custom wooden tap handle AND contribute to a good cause?? Interested? Continue reading
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Are you tired of bottling your home brew yet? I only bottled my very first batch before I knew I would have to make the switch to kegging. It’s SO much better!!
- No finding/scrubbing/sanitizing bottles!
- No messy bottling process!
- No uncertain carbonation levels (bye bye gushers & bottle bombs!)
- No waiting a month to sample your brew!
- No more wasting a full bottle for a small sample!
- Look like a total BAD ASS serving beer on tap at your house!